WELCOME TO KIRKWOOD UCC

GETTING TO KNOW KIRKWOOD UCC

Kirkwood United Church of Christ is called by God to be an open, diverse and caring community of Jesus’ disciples. In following Christ’s commandment to love one another, we welcome all who wish to share in the fellowship, membership, leadership, worship, ministry, sacraments, rites, responsibilities and blessings of our faith community. As we affirm that every person is a child of God, no one is excluded, regardless of race, ethnic or socio-economic background, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, nationality, or faith background. We are an Open and Affirming congregation. All are welcome here!

 

ABOUT SUNDAY SERVICES AT KUCC

outlined MAPLocation:  Our address is 1603 Dougherty Ferry Rd, Kirkwood,  63122.  We are at the corner of Dougherty Ferry and Lindemann. Parking is available in the lot behind the church and on Dougherty Ferry Road. Handicap parking is in the parking lot on the west side of the church.

Time: Worship is at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays. Hearing assistive devices are available.

Childcare is provided for babies through 3-year-olds in our nursery.

Children’s classes meet during worship, after the children’s message. Adult classes follow the service, with childcare provided. For more information on programs for children and youth, see our Youth Programs page.

MEMBERSHIP INFO LUNCH – Sunday, June 11th at Noon

Wondering what Kirkwood UCC is all about? If you have questions about KUCC’s history, ministries, hopes and dreams, you are invited to meet with Pastor Betsy and some members of our KUCC Church Council on Sunday, June 11th at Noon in the Friendship Room (where Sunday morning coffee hour is held). We will share information and casual conversation over a light lunch. Whether you’re already a KUCC member, or are considering membership at KUCC (or neither of these!), we hope you’ll join us. Please RSVP Donna Bay at donna@kirkwooducc.org so we can plan for the meal. We welcome new members into the congregation four times a year, and will be doing so again on Sunday, June 18th and June 25th.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL June 26-30

Classes for children who are four years old through those who have completed fourth grade will feature the theme “Hero Central,” as we explore Bible stories, crafts, games, songs, and more to learn about how we can grow to know and serve God.  For online sign up, click here.

We need a few more shepherds–adults or youths–who can gather and escort a group of children from one activity to the next during our VBS mornings.   We would need you from 8:45 to 12:15 June 26-30.  This responsibility does not include teaching or leading activities–just keeping kids moving in the right direction.  If you have questions, email Deb Humphrey, our VBS director. Deb is collecting boxes (at let 1 ft. on each side) and empty baby food jars for VBS decorations and crafts.  Please bring boxes to the coat rack area and let Deb know (see link above) if you can provide jars.

Encourage friends and neighbors to sign up children from four through completing fourth grade.  We always have a great time as these photos from 2016 illustrate!

BOOK AND BAKE SALE JUNE 10–8 am to 1 pm 

Our quarterly book sale will take place on Saturday, June 10.  If you have books to donate, please bring them to Kirkwood UCC and leave them near the coat rack outside the church office.  If you can help manage the sale, contact Shane Bowen.  If you can donate baked goods, contact Kristin Bowen.  If you want a good buy on some books with the option to enjoy a sweet treat and a cup of coffee as you shop, come by Kirkwood UCC on June 10.  

 

MISSION AND OUTREACH

Juneteenth:  Gently Used Clothing Drive Through June 11

We are collecting gently used clothing for women, men, and children to be distributed at a Juneteenth gathering sponsored by God’s Helping Hands.  Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States.  GHH plans fun activities, a meal, and a clothing give-away for those who attend.  The photos below show the 2016 event.  Please donate clean, intact clothing you would wear yourself if it was the right size or style.  All donations need to be at KUCC by Sunday, June 11. As always, we thank KUCC members and friends for their generosity!

 

MUSIC SUNDAY MAY 21!

A heartfelt thank you to our Music Director, Merry Keller, and our accompanist, Ron Bryant, and our Worship and Music Team for creating a marvelous worship experience for the congregation on Sunday.  Here are a few samples of the lovely music that was shared.  Thank you, too, to all who have contributed their musical talents to worship at Kirkwood UCC over the past year.  You lift our hearts and help us feel the presence of God.